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Kathputli – Indian Puppet Shows

Kathputli – Indian Puppet Shows

Kathputli is a string puppet theatre, native to Rajasthan, India, and is the most popular form of Indian puppetry. Although there is no written record of this, it is said this craftof Rajasthan is more than a thousand years old. Kathputli is a combination of […]

Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar

Originally, Mahabaleshwar was created as a summer capital so that British sahibs and memsahibs, stationed in the Bombay Presidency, could escape the heat of the Indian summer. Now, except for the monsoons when some hotels down their shutters, Mahabaleshwar is a round-the-year holiday destination. In […]

Kalaripayattu

Kalaripayattu

I first visited Kerala (a State in South India) in the early nineties, much before the Keralites discovered that they lived in God’s Own Country. And having discovered God’s Own Country, on my own, I have kept returning. Again and again. But my enchantment with […]

The Language of Angels!

The Language of Angels!

“I have traveled more than any one else, and I have noticed that even the angels speak English with an accent”  ~ ~ Mark Twain Related articles Mumbai Diaries: Kala Ghoda Art Festival 2013 Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2013 The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2013

Captivating Coonoor!

Captivating Coonoor!

Last summer we had a family reunion cum holiday in Wellington, a quaint Cantonment town in the Nilgiris (South India) straight out of the British Raj, which hosts The Madras Regimental Centre and The Defence Staff College. And just outside Wellington is Coonoor, a lovely […]